Physiology Journal / 2014 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Blood Vessel Wall Constituents and Viscoelastic Properties: Dynamic Biomechanical and Structural In Vitro Studies in Aorta and Carotid Arteries

Figure 1

Illustration of the histological analysis processing stages in an ovine carotid artery. (b) Characteristic colors of the histological preparations, from left to right: elastin, smooth muscle, collagen, and the original image, where the three integrated constituents can be visualized throughout the arterial wall. (a) Similar discrimination with assigned fictional colors that allow a clearer visualization of the location of each wall constituent. Note the thick layer of smooth muscle in the tunica media and the disposition of collagen in the tunica adventitia.

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